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Kalaja Fortress

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Address: Kalaja, Prizren, Kosovo

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Kalaja

Was the second time I visited kalaja. What i love at this place is the great feeling of freedom the view gives you. Going there is a grat experience.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rezina L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was the second time I visited kalaja. What i love at this place is the great feeling of freedom the view gives you. Going there is a grat experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

perfect place to be on sunset (expect a steep climb though). Note that there is no shop in the fortress.

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steep climb from the river to the fortress but the views of the city and surrounding country side were excellent and made the expedition worthwhile. Look for signs and foot traffic leading the way from the river bottom up the narrow roads. There is a cafe about two thirds of the way up if you wish to rest, relax and... More 

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Thank dhbaker2016
Pristina, Kosovo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you happen to visit Prizren, you have to put some effort and climb to Kalaja. It will be worthwhile as the view from there is amazing. in front of you, you will have a 180 degrees view of Prizren and will be able to notice the characteristic infrastructure and the mosques, in particular in the neighborhood around city center.

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Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Had to climb up a little bit, but it was worth the efforts, as you can see a whole city from the top! Besides, I spent only one day in Prizren, but managed to do many other things after climbing the Fortress.. So if you hesitate whether to spend time on this or not, I'd say - go for it!

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Cloquet, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I agree with every other review here: well worth the hike, great view, and best of all....Free! I wasn't bothered by the lack of information or guides. Come on! It's a fortress, battles were fought, lost, won, etc. What more do you need to know?

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Best views of the city, best seen on a clear day. The fortress is in ruins but quite interesting to wander and imagine what it would have been like in its day.

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Thank Becky E
Prizren, Kosovo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Fabulous views of the Prizren, especially early evening. Just wow an absolute must to visit at night it took my breath away.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The fortress is really nice and the views are amazing. Since it's not crowded, you can enjoy the views on peace.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a steep hike (or if you go the back way a 2 mile less steep hike) to an amazing fortress that looks out over the city. Go for sunset - it's gorgeous!

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